There's just 8 weeks to the Victorian election. There will be a surge in bike related publicity during the GP carnival in mid October. Now is the time to tell your memeber of parliament what you need to ride safe and free ... or he/she won't get your vote.
Candidates will be written up in your local papers and online tell them what you want too.
Don't whine after the election if you did nothing and we all get more bad bike laws and taxes.
ROADS MINISTER MULDER
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Posties wear hi viz gear and have their lights on but they still get hit by cars. So do road workers and delivery drivers wearing dayglo vests. The IRG would like to see some real science on how compulsory conspicuity laws reduce motorcycle & scooter crashes. You could start with some before and after dayglo figures on posties. They have the records. Are riders worth the effort?
How about discarding the whole of government response to the 2012 Parliamentary Inquiry (PIMS) and implementing some of the PIMS recommendations. Your lights-on law is a joke and the hi viz vest law is based on opinion and hot air.
Hasn't your government been embarrassed enough by bad advice from departments with antibike cultures? Remember telling the media that 3 riders died traffic filtering? Not true. Bad advice and bad news electionwise.
Damien Codognotto OAM
Independent Riders Group